Latin American Festival about Gender Diversity

Southern Mirrors (Canada), Puente (Brazil), and Ley en Movimiento (Colombia) present the third edition of PINK LATINO DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL celebrating Latin cinematography dedicated to sexual diversity and gender. This three-day festival features a vibrant line-up of shorts, documentaries and features that explore the different facets and richness of the LGBT world.

Pink Latino is a Pride Affiliate Event.


DATE: June 26-28, 2013

LOCATION: Carlton Cinema



VERONICA VIDELAS`S PASSION (La Pasión de Veronina Videla)

Argentina | 2012 | 84’ | Fiction

Director: Cristián Pellegrini

Veronica is a transvestite who has two passions: to study psychology at the University and to live peacefully in Mendoza. These ambitions are challenging for her due to the existence of article 80 of the Misconducts Code which prohibits transvestites from circulating freely on the streets. Her life is further complicated when she is not allowed to enroll at university for being a transvestite. Verónica has to solve the dilemma of her complex sexual identity.


KATIA (Katia) Brazil | 2012 | 74’ | Documentary Director Karla Holanda

Katia Tapety was the first transvestite elected in Brazil – she was three times councilor and deputy mayor. The film follows her for 20 days in her small town in Piauí, the poorest of Brazilian states.



Brazil | 2012 | 105’ | Fiction

Director André da Costa Pinto

An orphan, a blind virgin who seeks sexual pleasure, a young man who prostitutes himself as a transvestite and is sexually abused by his brother-in-law. What was God thinking of when he created each one of them?



Argentina | 2009 | 82’ | Fiction

Director: Santiago Loza

The film follows the unusual relationship between María, a prostitute and Mateo, a homosexual doctor. The cinematographic landscape moves between large and inhabited spaces and areas near to dreams. The atmosphere is crossed by a religiosity seemingly lacking a God, but it is at the limit of human behavior where they discover the possibility of redemption from their own condition.


PEDRO LEMEBEL: HEART ON THE RUN (Pedro Lemebel: Corazón En Fuga) Chile | 2008 | 54’ | Documentary Director: Verónica Qüense

Through some of the writings by Pedro Lemebel, we can enter the urban geography where “marginality” becomes a political manifesto.


THE INEVITABLE STORY OF LETICIA DINIZ (A Inevitavel Historia De Leticia Diniz) Brazil | 2012 | 16’ | Fiction Director: Marcelo Pedreira

A transgender boy’s journey into adulthood as he struggles to be who he truly is in world that does not accept him.


LEGS OUT (Vestido de Laerte) Brazil | 2012 | 13’ Director Pedro Marques e Claudia Priscilla

Laerte, one of most popular Brazilian cartoonists,dealing with gender identification issues, brings us on an artistic and surreal journey through São Paulo in search of a certificate.

WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS SILENT (Quando A Noite Acaba Em Silêncio) Brazil | 2011 | 12’ | Fiction Director Herbert Bianchi

What are the right words to say goodbye? Lucas is leaving the apartment shared with his boyfriend Arthur. A few words and a lot of coffee on a cold night.

DESVELO (Desvelo) Brazil | 2012 | 15’ | Fiction Director Clarissa Rebouças

Lucy falls for Leo, but to be with her new love she must flee the city she lives in and her jealous ex boyfriend. Along the way, the couple goes on a road trip where Lucy discovers Leo’s true nature.


TRACES (Indícios – Dois) Brazil | 2012 | 11’ | Fiction Director Dannon Lacerda

Two friends move to Rio and begin to understand each other better through daily living, which presents new possibilities for love and passion.


THE BITCHHIKER (A Caroneira) Brazil | 2012 | 19’ | Fiction Director Otavio Chamorro and Tiago Vaz

A mysterious woman seeking revenge engages in crime and passion to find her own justice.


GAYDAR (Gaydar)

Brazil | 2012 | 12’ | Fiction Director Felipe Cabral

Rafael is a young man who is tired of trying to date guys who say they are straight. Not wanting to go through that kind of humiliation, he gets a device that will end all doubts, the gaydar.

RAINBOW (Arco-Íris )

Brazil | 2012 | 9’ | Fiction Director Dario Pato and Lucas Bettim

Alessandra and Bianca are hiking on a trail in the forest, where magical forces lurk. When Alessandra encounters a rainbow, she becomes a man. From then on, the two undergo a journey to find the rainbow again and break the spell.


RAW LOVE (Amor Crudo)

Argentina | 2008 | 15’ | Fiction

Director: Juan Chappa and Martín Deus

A beautiful film looking at a secret love between two high school friends and the uncertain future of their relationship as the school year comes to an end.


SHE (Ell= (Ella))

Argentina | 2012 | 10’ | Fiction

Director: Sheila Coto

Lucía, a young transsexual, enters a new high school halfway through her last year of school. This transition is made even harder when the principal tries to stop her from continuing to attend the institution.


SOUL TRANSFORMATIONS (Transofrmaciones De La Alma) Chile | 2012 | 6’ | Documentary Director: Jimena Norambuena

I ask myself: when Michel stopped being Aracely? … with these words, Jimena starts to share the transitions and anxiety of her soul. The film follows the painful path of her son, as he decides to stop being a girl and transforms into Michel.


THE SAINT (La Santa ) Chile | 2012 | 14’ | Fiction Director: Mauricio “Cutto” López

María, a 13 year old intersexual (hermaphrodite) is forced by her father to portray the Virgin in her village procession. As he believes this is the only way his daughter will be “repaired”.


(DIS)ENCOUNTER ((Des)Encuentro)

Chile | 2013 | 12’ | Fiction Director: Rodrigo Piaggio-Marchant

Because in life – even though unintentionally- we all leave marks on people without playing favourites”


Carlton Cinema is located at 20 Carlton Street in the heart of downtown.

Tickets: $12.00

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